ERIC Number: EJ797962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
What Can Learning Science Contribute to Our Understanding of the Effectiveness of Problem-Based Learning Groups?
Innes, Robert B.
Journal of Management Education, v30 n6 p751-764 2006
Recent education reforms informed by learning science support the effectiveness of collaborative learning strategies such as problem-based learning groups. However, the efficacy of these methods depends on the authenticity of the problem context and the quality of the dialog established. Communication within groups must be dialogic, and students must address problems using relevant concepts and deep principles. Although dialogic communication is rare and difficult to facilitate, if it is achieved, students will construct useful knowledge that can be applied beyond the classroom.
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Problem Based Learning, Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Learning Theories, Discussion Groups, Interpersonal Communication, Business Administration Education, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education)
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